Monday, December 21, 2009

apparently little baby neer does not like panda express. first case of significant heartburn tonight. bummer. considering that food tasted SO good to me.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

i am so excited because i just got a book in the mail that i ordered on monday. "To Train Up a Child" by Michael & Debi Pearl, same ones who wrote "Created to be His HelpMeet". I read the Help Meet book last summer and it changed my attitude as a wife so significantly. Unfortunately all those changes did not stick so I'm going to have to re-read it. But if their advice for raising children is half as good as their advice for being a wife, our baby's going to be awesome ;)

I was also excited to see that they sent some brochures for other books they've written, etc. and a magazine that contains a 2010 calendar. Yay! I have a new calendar. Each month has a craft idea to share with your children. It's pretty cool.

Went to Super Walmart today while I was out running errands. Every single thing that I had on my grocery list (ingredients to make good things like corn casserole, salad, etc.) made me want to throw up. Then I left and I had an intense urge to stop by Taco Bell for a chili cheese burrito or Arby's for a roast beef sandwich....but I settled for a chicken wrap and an apple at BP where I stopped to get gas. LOL. Another gas station's the story of the first:

David & Patrick will never let me live down Thanksgiving. I could not bring myself to eat much all day. We had every amazing Thanksgiving food you could imagine. And I ate only about 1 oz of turkey and a tablespoon of sweet potato casserole for dinner. Then on the way home, I asked Dave to pull over at Flying J. I really just had to go to the bathroom. But then I realized how hungry I was. So I bought an egg salad sandwich, chips and 7 up. Once back in the car, I took a few bites of my sandwich and exclaimed "Oh this is so good!" They had to roll down the windows they said that it smelled so horrible. And they laughed at me for not wanting good Thanksgiving food but buying a probably 3 week old sandwich from a truck stop...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thoughts about the baby :)

Does anyone want to know what we will name our baby?? Or do you think it's a little early for that?

Well, we've had the boy name picked out since we were in high school. I still remember sitting in my car in David's parents' barnyard having this discussion when I was 17. We came up with Levi Reuben. I think Dave said it first and I loved it. And God confirmed it one night probably about 5 years ago. I woke up in the middle of the night and felt I should read Joshua 13 or 14 or something like that. In the passage that I read, it talked about the tribes of Levi and Reuben right together like that. The name means "two come together and Behold: a son" or something like that. Perfect, huh? Didn't realize that meaning until about a year ago.

And Dave just recently (probably 6 months ago...?) came up with the girl name. Sadie Lizabeth. I love it. It means "God's princess". I love Elizabeth and always thought about naming a baby girl that and calling her Betsy but I really like Sadie even more. And if we go with Sadie Elizabeth, there's too many "e" sounds right in a row, so we will shorten it to Lizabeth. (Erica, if you're reading this, we don't mean to copy off Molly's middle name, but...)

So we are trying to decide what to call our baby right now since we don't know the sex, and won't find out till it's born. So far we call it "it" or "the baby"...Saturday I said we could combine Sadie and Levi into one name for now. We got Ledie (the name of my Dad's still too feminine) and Savi (sounds like some sort of discount store like Sav-A-Lot.) I'm not sure I like either of those names. So we're still working on that.

I had a rough day yesterday. I woke up for the second time in the past couple weeks with really bad cramps (well, more like sharp stabbing pains) at like 4:30 in the morning. I prayed very hard that it was just something normal and not something wrong with the baby. The pain went away pretty soon, thankfully. Nevertheless, I was determined to rest as much as possible when I got done babysitting yesterday. So I took a nap when I got home, before dinner, and then slept 11 hours last night. I feel a lot better today.

I can not imagine if something happened to our baby right now. I would be so terribly heartbroken!!! I'm sure that God would help me through it but it would be so hard. And I'm only about 7 weeks along. But this little life is so real to me. I talk to the baby as if it is already here. (I know, I'm a little crazy...I make it talk to David at night before bed, and in the says "goodnight Daddy" and "good morning Daddy"..."thanks for working so hard Daddy", etc.) I think it would be so horrible to lose a baby. Or a child no matter what age. My one grandma lost her baby a few minutes after it was born and my other grandma's son died when he was 23. I can't imagine the sadness and pain they each would have felt. Or anyone for that matter. I am already so attached to this little life.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


In case you haven't heard the good news, we're expecting a baby. If everything goes well, the due date is sometime in the latter part of July. I'm not too concerned about having an actual date as I know the baby will come whenever it's ready :) I was my mom's first and I was born 3 weeks early. So I will try to be prepared for that too, just in case...

It has been my dream as far back as I can remember to be a mother and I am absolutely THRILLED about this whole thing. We have been married for 7 years, about 4-5 of which I've been trying to talk Dave into having a family. So, this is a tremendous step for us. 

One funny story we have so far is that the day we found out, I woke up around 5 a.m. and took the pregnancy test. It came out positive. So I went in and got Dave out of bed. He went in the bathroom and looked at it. His first reaction, "The plus sign is blue...does that mean it's a boy?" LOL...he wasn't very awake at that point, you see....

So far I'm feeling pretty good. Can't complain too much since this is what I've been wanting for YEARS...I've been pretty tired, have had some bad headaches and a little upset stomach. But not too bad. It's just so funny how everyone always told me how it would feel to be pregnant but I couldn't really imagine it until I am actually feeling some of this for myself. So exciting and fun!!